Don’t make the self employed wait until end of April to receive the next grant.

Don’t make the self employed wait until end of April to receive the next grant.

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I am a self employed hairdresser. I have been unable to work since 23rd December. 
I have followed the rules and closed my business, not only because I’ve had to, but also because I feel this is the right thing to do to try and get the pandemic under control. 
However, hearing the news today that we now will not be able to claim the next self employed grant until the end of April has come as a real blow. We are due to be able to reopen on 12th April, and not only was I holding out for that money to restock my products I need to work, and to purchase more PPE. I was also relying on it to pay my bills. 
I cannot understand how the government expect us to survive for 3 months with no income. 
I know there are a lot of other people who are in the same position as me, who were hoping the grant would be available in February. Then we found out it would be announced in March, so I assumed wrongly that it would be available to us in March. But to then find out we have to wait until the end of April is unacceptable. 
I fear this will cause a lot of people to have to start working again, because they have no other choice and have families to provide for. 
So help the self employed to be heard by the government and help us sooner rather than later! 

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